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Women's & Children's Hospital

Emergency Care

The kids ER at Women's & Children's Hospital is the only pediatric-focused emergency department in Acadiana staffed 24/7 by board-certified pediatricians.

Our emergency room is the only one in the region to receive the prestigious Gold Bear status from the Louisiana Emergency Medical Services for Children and the Governor’s Advisory Council. Our experienced, compassionate team of doctors and nurses is backed by Acadiana’s leading pediatric specialists, hospitalists, internationally certified breastfeeding experts, in-house OB-GYNs and other healthcare professionals ready to meet your individual needs when you need us most – any time of the day or night.

Transport Team

The Transport Team at Women's & Children's Hospital works in conjunction with the skilled professionals at Acadian Ambulance to transport patients with special needs in an ambulance unit or by helicopter in Air Med. The Transport Team includes NICU registered nurses and respiratory therapists with extensive training in the care and transportation of infants with special needs.

Average Wait Times

Text “ER” to 23000 to get the average wait times for the ERs closest to you*. Average ER wait times also are provided at the top of this page.

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For more information about our emergency services call (877) 302-2731